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Covid booster dose : TN for massive campaign

- October 7, 2022

Tamil Nadu health department is to rope in movie, television artists, cricket players and other celebrities for a massive campaign among the public on the importance of Covid 19 booster dose.

Chennai, Oct 7 (BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu health department is planning to conduct massive campaigns roping in popular Movie and Television stars, Cricketers, and other sports persons to increase the booster dose coverage of Covid -19 vaccine in state.

It is to be noted that the booster dose vaccine coverage in Tamil Nadu is only 27% of the total population and the health department is planning to improve the inoculation in the state.

The state had administered free Covid -19 booster dose vaccines in the state till September 30th and the government had made several appeals to the general public to inoculate themselves with the booster dose.

State health minister, Ma Subramanian while speaking to BPNS said, “ We are planning a massive campaign to improve the booster dose vaccination in the state against Covid -19. The state has only 27 percent of the population taking the booster dose and we have already written to the Union health ministry for providing us more quantity of vaccines in the days to come after some massive promotions, we expect the vaccination of booster doses improving in the state.”

He also said that the state has achieved coverage of 92% in the second dose of the Covid -19 vaccine and that it was primarily due to the hard work put in by the Doctors, nurses, and other allied staff of the health department, volunteers, and social workers across the state.

The state health department, according to sources has chalked out a clear road map for improving the booster vaccine drive in the state to prevent any further escalation of Covid -19 disease in state.

Dr. Suchithra Menon, Public health specialist, in a Private medical college in Chennai, while speaking to BPNS said, “ The state government’s initiative is good and there has to be good coverage of booster dose among the population to keep the disease at bay. The health department promoting the booster dose vaccine will fetch results as it is seen in the 92 percent coverage of the second dose of vaccine.”